Four Sport Scenarios for the 2010 Southamerican Games

Felipe Mesa - Plan B Arquitectos

Medellin, Colombia


Alcaldia de Medellin, Inder

Winner VIII BIAU 2012
Permanent collection Pompidou (Paris), CMOA (Pittsburg)
MCHAP 2014 nominee

Alberto Aranda, Andrés Cardona, Carlos Bueno, Esteban Monsalve, Luisa Restrepo, Luz Rocío Lamprea, María Alejandra Pérez, Susana Somoz.
Interns: Andrea Retat, Andrés Prado, Damián Mosquera, Diego Erazo, Juan Pablo Buitrago, Julio Gallego, Julio Moreno, Lucia Largo, Luisa Amaya, Marcela de la Hoz, María Camila Giraldo, Sandra Ferrer, Sebastián Serna, Verónica Betancur, Yerickson Rodríguez. Competition: Ana Prado, Andrés Sarmiento, Carlos Acero, Carlos Bueno, Fredy Pantoja, Jaime Borbón, Jairo Ovalle, Luz Rocío Lamprea.

Iwan Baan, Sergio Gómez, Veronica Restrepo

30.694 sqm

Sport, public space


The project has been thought as a new geography to the interior of the elongated Aburrá Valley, midway between Cerro Nutibara and Cerro El Volador. It is a building that seems to be another mountain in the city; from the remote or from the top has an abstract image geographic and festive; from the inside, the movement of the steel structure, allows the filtered sunlight to get inside the space, which is the suitable condition for the conduct of sporting events.

Our project took the interior and exterior in a unified way. The outdoor public space and sporting venues are in a continuous space, thanks to a large deck built through extensive stripes out, perpendicular to the direction of the positioning of the main buildings. Each of the four sporting venues operates independently, but in terms of urban space and behave as one large continent built with public open spaces, semi-covered public spaces, and indoor sports.